Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 13, 2012

Bureau of International Information Programs Coordinator Dawn L. McCall will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia to participate in the one-year anniversary celebrations of Embassy Jakarta’s innovative American Center: @america.

@america is the State Department’s newest and most innovative American Center and is located in a popular shopping mall in downtown Jakarta. American Centers are public places where the U.S. Government engages with foreign publics through a variety of outreach activities, including English language lessons, and cultural programs. Opened in December 2010, @america is a new model for 21st century diplomacy. The Center features iPads, touchscreen technology, interactive games, and a variety of live programs designed to inform Indonesian youth about the United States, facilitate people-to-people exchange, and create communities virtually and in real life. During @america’s first year of operations, more than 100,000 Indonesians have visited the Center.

From Jakarta, Coordinator McCall travels to Singapore and Malaysia. In Singapore, Coordinator McCall will visit American Corners and discuss public diplomacy support for the Embassy. In Malaysia, she will meet with representatives from NGOs, local bloggers, academics, and local opinion leaders.

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PRN: 2012/052